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  • Community@AER

    One of the many valuable aspects of attending an AER Conference is the chance to meet and connect with others in the field, and PRIM&R wants to ensure that you have abundant opportunities to do so.

    Meet the Community Ambassadors!


    Career/Leadership/Management

    Stephanie Collins ReedStephanie Collins Reed, PhD, CIP
    IRB Protocol Analyst, New York State Psychiatric Institute
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology in Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center

     

    Rebecca RousselleRebecca Rousselle, CIP
    Director, IRB
    Emory University

     

     


    Compliance/Federal/Legal/Regulatory

    Shara KarlebachShara Karlebach, WHNP-BC, CIP
    QA and Education Consultant
    Emory University

     

     

    Jennifer PachecoJennifer Pacheco, MPH, CIM, CIP
    Human Research Protection Program Director
    Baystate Health


     


    Global Research

    Okyere BoatengOkyere Boateng, MSc, MHSc
    IRB Chair(KBTH) & Research Administrator
    Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
    University of Ghana

     

    Estela HamblenEstela Hamblen, MHA, MS
    IRB Director
    Swedish Health Services

     

     


    IRB Administrators/Coordinators

    Janice GalesJanice Gales, RN, BSN, MS, CCRP, CIP
    IRB Administrator
    Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

     

     

    Kelly McCormickKelly McCormick, MBA
    Manager – Research Subjects Protection Program
    HealthPartners

     

     

    Patrick McIntyre
    Research Support Specialist
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford

     


    IRB Chairs

    Mark QuinnMark Quinn, PhD
    Professor, Director, IRB Chair
    Montana State University

     

     

    Ilene WiletsIlene Wilets, PhD, CIP
    IRB Chair
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

     

     


    QA/QI/Post Approval Monitoring

    Tammy NesethTammy Neseth, MA, CCRP, CIP
    Manager, Regulatory Compliance
    Mayo Clinic

     

     

    Judith PrideJudy Pride, RN, MSHS, CCRC, CCRP, CIP
    Human Research Protection Program Education and Compliance Specialist
    Baystate Health System

     

     


    SBER

    Brooke CholkaBrooke Cholka, MA, CIP
    Senior IRB Analyst
    University of New Mexico

     

     

    Jennifer SuttonJennifer Sutton, MPA, CIP
    Associate Director, Research Ethics & Integrity Office
    Miami University

     

     


    Single IRBs

    Jeanie BaileyJeanie Bailey, MT(ASCP), CIP
    IRB Reliance Consultant
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

     

     

    Delores KannasDelores Kannas, RN, MSN, MHA
    Trauma Research Project Manager
    University of Washington

     

     

    This year, Community Ambassadors (previously "Affinity Group Facilitators") will be hosting two events for you:

    Peer-to-Peer Networking Continental Breakfast *SOLD OUT*
    November 14, 7:00–8:00 AM
    Get a head start on meeting attendees at a breakfast on the first day, before conference sessions begin! From 7:00–8:00AM on November 14, join your peers to discuss how best to take advantage of all AER16 has to offer. Community Ambassadors will be present at each table to help you get to know other attendees. Tables will be divided into the following topics:

    • Career/Leadership/Management
    • Compliance/Federal/Legal/Regulatory
    • Global Research
    • IRB Administrators/Coordinators
    • IRB Chairs
    • QA/QI/Post Approval Monitoring
    • SBER
    • Single IRBs

     

    Roundtable Discussions
    November 14, 5:15–6:30PM
    Gather with your colleagues to solve problems and share best practices. Tables will be divided by topics and led by a Community Ambassador. Groups will include:

    • Career/Leadership/Management
    • IRB Administrators/Coordinators
    • Compliance/Federal/Legal/Regulatory
    • QA/QI/Post Approval Monitoring
    • IRB Chairs
    • Global Research
    • SBER
    • Single IRBs

    During this activity, participants can present an issue or question they have to the group and group members will respond to the problem or issue presented. Pre-registration is recommended, but attendees may also come onsite to fill any open seats that are still available. Please register online or email us.

    Other Events

    Community Ambassadors will be available at meals and open networking events to answer questions and help you make the most of the conference. Other ways to get involved at the conference include:

    • Book Group Lunch, November 14, 12:45–2:00 PM
    • Evening Receptions
      • November 14, 5:15–6:30 PM
      • November 15, 4:45–6:00 PM
       
    • Young Professionals Networking Reception, November 14, 7:00–9:00 PM
    • Volunteering Onsite, various times
    • Networking Ribbons, available at Registration Booths